Phrases with "hastily"

But the crossing was at length achieved, and on a patch of sea-pinks he dried himself perfunctorily and hastily put on his garments. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Arthur Conan Doyle The metallic clang heard by Miss Stoner was obviously caused by her stepfather hastily closing the door of his safe upon its terrible occupant. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

To. As part of an infinitive it should not be separated from the other part by an adverb, as, “to hastily think,” for hastily to think, or, to think hastily. Write it Right by Ambrose Bierce [1909]

Elizabeth Gaskell So muttering something which he meant to serve as an excuse for his sudden departure, he hastily wished John good-afternoon, and left him to resume his pipe and his politics. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Edith Wharton At length one morning Ann Eliza, starting up from the mattress at the foot of the bed, hastily called Miss Mellins down, and ran through the smoky dawn for the doctor. Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton [1916]

George Meredith Adela was now seen fluttering hastily up the walk, fresh as a creature of the sea-wave. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Charles Dickens No, no!’ ‘Look’ee here, sir!’ cried John, turning his rueful eyes on Mr Haredale, who had dropped on one knee, and was hastily beginning to untie his bonds. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

She had appeared indeed but as a vision — a creature from another sphere, hastily gazing on an unknown world, and lost before they could mark more than that void came again, and she was gone. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Edith Wharton Married — ” the mother hastily ventured. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Andrew Lang As soon as she had gone her way Esben wakened his brothers, and they hastily took their horses and rode off from the witch’s house, glad that they had escaped so well. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Sir Walter Scott Watch-fires were lighted, sentinels were posted, and arrangements were made to refresh the army with such provisions as had been hastily collected from the nearest farm-houses and villages. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Ivan Turgenev He turned round hastily and opened his eyes. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Olaf Stapledon The empty tenements were therefore hastily fitted out to receive the increasing flood of patients. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Andrew Lang They picked it up and brought it to the prince, who flung it hastily down, and as the stone touched the floor the princess stood before him. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Wait — wait!” She hastily put on her hat and ran out of the room. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Jules Verne Harding wishing to calm him, approached him, but he hastily drew back. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

The father steps hastily forward, and takes her husband’s hand. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Radclyffe Hall Sometimes there were silent tears hastily hidden after Joan had seen, or the short, dry cough so like her brother Henry’s. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Radclyffe Hall Going to her bag she found a comb and hastily tidied her hair. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

As soon as they went away, Lecoq hastily spread his blanket over the stones and stretched himself out upon it in such a position that he could alternately apply his eye and his ear to the aperture. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

H. G. Wells He stepped aside hastily to avoid too close an approach to the returning botanist. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Eunice, in terror, hastily snatched up the bedclothes until they were level with her eyes. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Rudyard Kipling Each can was hastily tested for flaws, and then sunk with a hundred companions into a vat of boiling water, there to be half cooked for a few minutes. American Notes by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Margaret Oliphant He got up hastily and went to the bookshelves, where he found, to his surprise, a large collection of novels and light literature. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Elizabeth Gaskell Sylvia, hastily wiping her tears on her apron, ran out and threw her arms round her father, as if to burst out afresh on his neck. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Henry Handel Richardson Maurice, becoming aware of her intent gaze, looked down to see what it was at, hastily withdrew his hands ‘ and hid them in his pockets. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Margaret Oliphant But Mr. Vincent turned round hastily as he heard a muttered exclamation, “By Jove!” behind him, and fixed the gaze of angry and instinctive repugnance upon the tall figure which brushed past. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Leo Tolstoy Assuming an air of not knowing me, and with a ferocious, angry frown, he hastily turned away. After the Dance by Leo Tolstoy

Something stirred in an adjoining chamber; it would not do to be surprised eaves-dropping; I tapped hastily, And as hastily entered. The Professor by Charlotte Bronte [1857]

Henry Fielding Here, without hesitation, she ordered the cloth to be laid, and came hastily to snatch me from worse perils by water than the common dangers of the sea. Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon by Henry Fielding

Andrew Lang All the princesses disappeared down a secret staircase, and Michael hastily followed them. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

F. Scott Fitzgerald He even regretted, silently, before he went to bed that he had so hastily mailed his resignation. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Wilkie Collins My lady, with anger and sorrow and shame all struggling together in her face, made him a sign to start the horses, and then turned back hastily into the house. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Leaping from the bed he hastily clothed himself and, pistol in hand, sprang from the door, meeting two or three men who came running up from the road. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

The figure had suddenly retreated from the gate, and was running back hastily to the mill. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

When I explained to the soldier what they were laughing at, he hastily seized the spoon, tore it off, threw it on the floor, crushed it with his foot, and took hold of my hair with both hands. In the World by Maksim Gorky

He hastily interviewed Mrs. Duncan, an elderly godsend new to the place since the Luttrells had left it, and never so invaluable as now. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

On the whole, she had begun to feel a little angry with Lieutenant Jocelyn for having swept her off her feet and acted so hastily upon the spur of the moment. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

Sinclair Lewis Course”— hastily —“she’s got money, and so she can afford to. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

D. H. Lawrence She hastily put the bare foot behind her other, shod foot. The Blue Moccasins by D. H. Lawrence [1928]

Sinclair Lewis He kissed her, very close to her, and, hastily getting away from that, he commanded — only it sounded more as though he was petitioning —“All right. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Andrew Lang Kostiei’s soldiers dashed hastily into the forest, believing they saw before them the flying horse with its double burden. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Mary Webb She hastily took the butterfly out of her skirt and put on her shoes and stockings. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

The dog-cart was coming round, and Charles hastily turned from him, and, getting in, drove quickly away. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

But he drew up a chair at this and hastily sat down. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

He hastily pretended to be turning over the leaves of his book, but I was not to be taken in that time. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

E. T. A. Hoffmann Sebastian hastily seized upon some of the rolls of gold and was making off with them — in which naturally enough he did not succeed. Master Johannes Wacht by E. T. A. Hoffmann

She passed hurriedly through the antechamber and hastily entered the apartment of her son. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Nathaniel Hawthorne Endicott hastily unclosed the letter and began to read, while, as his eye passed down the page, a wrathful change came over his manly countenance. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Someone’s coming,” and he was in the very act of hastily extinguishing the lantern when he stopped suddenly and a smile took the place of his anxious look. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

Nurse Picker, called in hastily on the occasion, could not find anything the matter with him. Caromel’s Farm by Ellen Wood [1878]

Ah! so the tom cat had come for Nana. Well, that was nice! At fifteen years and a half to have men trailing after her! Then Madame Lerat hastily began to question her. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

As for hat or cap, perhaps the gentleman had come away so hastily that he had forgotten to bring that with him. Capturing a Convict by Richard Marsh [1893]

Virginia Woolf She hastily hid her manuscript. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Wilkie Collins Sir Percival communicated these directions very hastilywalking here and there about the room all the time. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Gaston Leroux Having made sure of all these details, he let fall these words: “That’s better!”— Then sitting down on the ground, he hastily took off his boots and, in his socks, went into the room. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

Andrew Lang The giant then hastily rejoined his prey, and, seizing her in his arms, he plunged her into the sea. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Gissing As he raised the prostrate head, Noble felt something warm upon his fingers, and, hastily examining them by the lamp, found that it was blood. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

H. G. Wells I ate a hastily poached egg and toast in the morning before going off for my three mile tramp to the schools and I had a meat-tea about five when I got back — and a bread and cheese supper. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Edith Wharton Again the outline hastily disunited and the Varnum gate slammed on one half while the other hurried on ahead of him. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton [1911]

George Eliot But Tom turned away hastily without speaking; the sight was too hateful. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

But upon inspecting the floor I found it firm, and, convinced I should have to go farther for what I was seeking, I hastily passed into the next room. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

He saith also, that the riches that hastily cometh to a man, soone and lightly goth and passeth fro a man, but that richesse that cometh alway litel and litel, waxeth alway and multiplieth. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

But the Englishman snatched it hastily away. The Tragedy in the Palazzo Bardello by Amelia B. Edwards

H. G. Wells A cash box had been hastily smashed open and thrown under the debris. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

George Gissing But you do not bear malice for the joke?” “There are some subjects, in my opinion, too serious for joking on,” replied the girl, hastily passing a handkerchief over her eyes. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Where had I heard the voice before? Turning hastily round, I recognized the stranger of the night before. Anne by Ellen Wood [1876]

Sir Walter Scott On the way, my convent-garb, which had been wrapped hastily together around a stone, was thrown into a lake, along the verge of which we were then passing. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

She pulled it hastily open, tearing the envelope into great jags, and unfolded a sheet of note-paper which contained five lines. An Engagement by Ella D'Arcy [1896]

G. K. Chesterton Hibbs put out his hand hastily for his glass, but the indignant clock-mender had snatched it first and drained it at a gulp. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

And thus anon hath he hasty tidings of anything that beareth charge, by his couriers, that run so hastily throughout all the country. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by John Mandeville

For a moment Mr. Gryce stood gazing after her with a look of great interest, then, bowing with almost exaggerated homage, he hastily followed her out. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

H. G. Wells They both heard a sound of bolts being hastily shot back. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

Under hastily applied restoratives she had soon recovered consciousness and seemed physically little the worse for her experience. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

Nellie Bly When I got awake in the morning I hastily threw up the window shade and eagerly looked out. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

Wilkie Collins Margaret rose hastily, and then as hastily sat down again, while the visitor very respectfully took her hand, and made the usual inquiries. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Edith Wharton Mrs. Plinth hastily interposed: “I beg you won’t read it aloud if there’s anything offensive. Xingu by Edith Wharton [1916]

Sir Walter Scott These appearances she hastily communicated to Ivanhoe, and added, “The skirts of the wood seem lined with archers, although only a few are advanced from its dark shadow. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Walter Scott She hastily rose, and, after her morning devotions, was soon ready to resume her travels. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Sinclair Lewis He hastily wrapped up the leprous fragment of fish; he gaped as she trailed out. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

The hysteric sobs which issued from beneath the veil, and the convulsive attitude of grief of the whole figure, however, at once exposed the absurdity of the suspicion; and he hastily followed. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

He caught hers and kissed it, back and palm, and got up hastily as though scared. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

Jack London They were only hot-air balloons, clumsily and hastily made, but they did the work. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

M. P. Shiel Can you come?” Taking a flame from the candelabrum, I hastily left her to solitude, and the ultimate throes of her agony. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

George Gissing She hastily wiped her lips, and walked away with firm step. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Anne Bronte My bonnet and shawl being on, and a few things hastily crammed into my largest trunk, I descended. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte [1847]

Thomas Hardy He hastily turned, and rediscovered the girl among the pedestrians. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Ann Radcliffe Vivaldi shuddered as he hastily examined these, though he did not comprehend the manner of their application, and he left the chamber, without noticing any other object, and returned to the court. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Edith Wharton The hastily summoned doctor had pronounced her to be suffering from pneumonia, and under his care the first stress of the disease was relieved. Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton [1916]

Henry Greech hastily abandoned simile and fell back on platitude and the safer kinds of fact. The Unbearable Bassington by Saki

I—” He could say nothing further, but turned hastily away. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

Startled and greatly discomposed, she drew back, hastily thrusting her hand behind her. The Bronze Hand by Anna Katharine Green

John Galsworthy Then hastily he ran along the edge till he came to where Hilary was standing. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

D. H. Lawrence She hastily smeared the tears from her eyes, got up, and put her arms round him. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Leslie Stephen The sailor refused to take a part of it for his trouble, and Jonathan hastily crammed the money into his pocket, lest the man should repent of his generosity. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

H. G. Wells The key had been slipped in hastily that morning. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

John Lewis Burckhard They then went hastily together to the water, filled the skins, and returning to the caravan, had the good fortune to find the sufferers still alive. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

A singular contrast this to the conduct of General Fawcet, who retreated hastily to Duncannon upon the first intelligence of this disaster. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman Then she snatched her handkerchief hastily from her pocket and began to weep. The Shadows on the Wall by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

Rudyard Kipling Each can was hastily tested for flaws, and then sunk, with a hundred companions, into a vat of boiling water, there to be half cooked for a few minutes. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

But he hastily put back one of his hands, and held her tightly in his protecting grasp. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He kept his finger pressed to the bell button until his servant hastily appeared. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

E. F. Benson Lady Thurso hastily finished an egg in aspic, with which she had begun lunch. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

E. F. Benson This was the case now, and I hastily interrupted. In the Tube by E. F. Benson

Henry James On the threshold he paused, listened again to the dreary strain, and then hastily descended into the court. The American by Henry James [1877]

What I should think is, that it must be the same fellow who robbed the butcher ——” “No, no,” hastily interrupted Rymer. “No! One of the gang, then. Lost in the Post by Ellen Wood [1870]

H.P. Lovecraft The thieves had hastily buried what they discovered, but when the State Police got wind of the matter a careful search was made. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Freya made for that end hastily to watch the brig passing the point. Freya of the Seven Isles by Joseph Conrad [1911]

Mr. Byrd had been tapping upon it for some minutes, and now hastily came in. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

We went out hastily and separated the gallant animals. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

Shocked, as such lovers are, by the implied disloyalty, when first some alien fate separates itself from the hitherto universal fate which is the beloved, he put it hastily out of his mind. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Distrustful of her intentions, I took up my hat and hastily followed her. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Andrew Lang When they would hold no more, Martin said: ‘We had better hurry off now lest somebody else should come, and we might not know what to do’; and, followed by Michael, he hastily left the castle. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Edith Wharton She drew it forth with a rapturous “Oh, Zinnia,” and slipped it onto her hand, hastily thrusting the box into a fold of her jumper. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Sinclair Lewis When he went to bed his brain flew in circles, and he hastily sat up, struggling for self-control. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Olaf Stapledon I hastily spat out the pill and rinsed my mouth. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Ann Radcliffe The offers of a man endowed with so much apparent excellence as the Count, and whose birth is equal to your own, affords a prospect too promising of felicity, to be hastily rejected. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

Anna Katherine Green And hastily as we passed down the hall, I could not escape the uneasy sense that her eager eyes were following us as we went. X Y Z by Anna Katherine Green

The league of acquaintanceship thus struck up was not hastily dissolved; on the contrary, it appeared that time and circumstances served rather to cement than loosen it. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Sir Walter Scott Many a ready foot was in the stirrup; and, while Elliot hastily collected arms and accoutrements, no easy matter in such a confusion, the glen resounded with the approbation of his younger friends. The Black Dwarf by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Olaf Stapledon Victor hastily added that of course he was assuming that he would find a girl whom he really loved. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Edward Bellamy I sprang up, and, hastily dressing, opened the door of my room and went down-stairs. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Morgan Robertson He hastily examined the wreckage. The Wreck of the Titan by Morgan Robertson

G. K. Chesterton The Centaur must not be hastily identified with the Horsy Man. And the Mermaid must be maidenly; even if there is something fishy about her social conduct. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

D. H. Lawrence Men began now hastily to return to the place. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Jules Verne Colonel Proctor and Mr. Fogg, revolvers in hand, hastily quitted their prison, and rushed forward where the noise was most clamorous. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

Andrew Lang Calling hastily to her daughter, she bade her also look, and Hermosa had the pleasure of gazing on Lino, who was behaving exactly as she could have wished. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Walter Scott The vessel accordingly lay to, and presently showed a weft in her ensign, which was hastily answered by signals from on shore. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

He hastily produced his flask again, which this time she did not refuse. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

D. H. Lawrence Alvina hastily retreated, but Miss Pinnegar stood it out. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Hope Antoinette hastily laid her hand on mine. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

Slivers looked ruefully at the bottle, and then hastily put it away, in case Vandeloup should change his mind and have some. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Charles Dickens But his mother prevented this, by hastily taking that side herself, and motioning him towards the other. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Anna Katherine Green Looking hastily around, he saw Perry hurrying up behind him. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Thomas Hardy He hastily bade them farewell, and splashed back along the stretch of submerged road. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Edith Wharton Only, of course, for the sake of appearances — ” “Oh, certainly,” Millner hastily agreed. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

But Cortes hastily formed his muskeeters and crossbowmen, and poured such a lively, well directed fire into the enemy’s ranks, as threw him into disorder, and compelled him to recoil. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Seeing her enter the house, the old Cromwellian shrugged his shoulders, shook his head despondently, shoved the two trunks hastily over the threshold, ran back to his boat, and pushed off. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

And if they don’t come the hastily improvised friendship may hold together for years, like an unseaworthy boat in a harbour, which looks like a boat but never goes out to sea. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Andrew Lang And with the sight of her face a thought came to her, and putting on hastily her best dress and her buckled shoes she hurried off to the dance. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Walter Scott A tall man, of a reverend appearance, whom no one of us had ever seen before, suddenly was in the midst of us, as we hastily agitated the resolution of retreating. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

H.P. Lovecraft The truth appeared an hour later, when a hastily assembled group of armed men trudged out to the Frye place at the head of the glen. The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft [1928]

A man passed in the crowd, stopped, stared, and then hastily advanced toward Gethryn. “You?” said Rex, smiling and shaking hands. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

Dare hastily drew Mr. Alwynn aside and spoke a few words to him. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Dr Gollipeck was tall and lank, with an unfinished look about him, as if Nature in some sudden freak had seized an incomplete skeleton from a museum and hastily covered it with parchment. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

We felt the joy of the evening wearing thin, and called hastily for more bottles, but Madame F. was watering the wine now, and it did not taste the same. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

D. H. Lawrence Mrs Bolton, as soon as she saw the tears running over his blank face, hastily wiped her own wet cheeks on her little handkerchief, and leaned towards him. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Thomas Hardy He perceived his father’s walking-stick on the bank; hastily picking it up he stuck it into the mud among the sedge. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

Olaf Stapledon They themselves would hastily convert their civilization for warfare. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Jules Verne During the day Joe dressed the last pieces of game, which had been only hastily prepared, and he served up for supper a mess of snipe, that were greatly relished. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

Agnes, in silent astonishment, entered the house, and then Mr. Maryon turned to me hastily and bade me good-by. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

He hastily readjusted his dress, so that he might be in readiness for whatever should happen, and feeling a little excited at this novel commotion. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

This startled, this recalled Ione; she looked up hastily and confusedly, as if for the first time sensible of the presence of those around. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

H.P. Lovecraft Much was lost in the melee, for objects were thrown hastily down unexpected shafts, and betraying odours deadened by the sudden kindling of pungent incense. The Horror at Red Hook by H.P. Lovecraft [1925]

She kept walking hastily through the house, taking leave of the servants, and naming probably her last wishes about everything. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Guy de Maupassant He hastily backed his wagon to the edge of the manure hollow. Saint Anthony (Saint-Antoine) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Walter Scott She hastily opened an empty pew which happened to be near her, and entered, dragging in Jeanie after her. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Ruth hastily dragged Molly out of the cart without stopping Balaam, who proceeded, twirling his ears, leisurely without them. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Next I meet an unhappy slipshod gentleman with a cloak flung hastily over his shoulders, running a race with boisterous winds and striving to glide between the drops of rain. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Sinclair Lewis Knute was sensitive to the lowered key of their Indian-summer madness, and he hastily rose. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

E. F. Benson Nothing must be moved,” and he hastily replaced the toy-porringer on the exact circle of pressed velvet where it had stood before. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

Anthony Trollope Barry hastily poured out a glass of raw spirits and swallowed it; he then threw himself into his chair, and Doctor Colligan again entered the room. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

Jane hastily put on her bonnet and scarf, said good night, and was helped into the gig by Valentine—who gave her hand a tender squeeze as they drove off. A Tragedy by Ellen Wood [1886]

Elizabeth Gaskell She forgot his presence, and yet she had a consciousness that some one looked for her kind offices, that she was wanted in the world, and must not rush hastily out of it. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

I hastily gave my consent to this arrangement, and as hastily formed a plan through which Perdita should be forced to become my companion. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Isabella Bird Bewildered, he took them from his waistcoat-pocket, gave them to the baggage-master, and went hastily away. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

The tidings soon came to the ears of his Excellency, who, springing from his bed, hastily dressed himself, mounted his horse, and, followed by his retinue, galloped down to the quay. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

The door was at once opened, and the Duchesse de Sairmeuse hastily alighted. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Jules Verne The ether returned to its accustomed darkness; the stars, eclipsed for a moment, again twinkled in the firmament, and the disc, so hastily discerned, was again buried in impenetrable night. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

Wilkie Collins Till then, farewell! Do not judge hastily of my motives for persisting in the life of retirement which I have led for so many years past. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Ann Radcliffe He attempted to renew the subject, but Julia hastily followed the steps of the marchioness, and entered the castle. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Edith Wharton At least,” the Marchesa hastily corrected herself, “something more immediately helpful. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

H.P. Lovecraft But in the next second I hastily turned them away and commenced a catlike retreat to the hall, my caution this time springing from reason as well as from instinct. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

George Elio She went out hastily as soon as I entered. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

I hastily gave some orders to the corporal, and I ran to the Commandant’s house. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

E. F. Benson Finding that Elizabeth was far too absorbed in speculation to notice anything that was going on round her, he hastily drank it, and poured out some more. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Sir Walter Scott A necklace of orient pearl, the companion of a perfumed billet, was now hastily produced from the packet. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

H. G. Wells My trouble with my hastily selected assistant wasted most of my working time for half a year. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Wilkie Collins After hastily looking them over, he searched carefully all through the box, but no papers, of any sort remained in it. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

The match went out and he hastily lit another. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

He hastily swallowed his soup which was completely cold. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Dropping the leather case Jones hastily seized the letter and ripped it open. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

John Lewis Burckhard I hastily mounted the castle hill, ran over its ruins, and galloping after my guides, joined them at half an hour from the town. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Walter Scott I left my lodgings as hastily as if it had been a pest-house. Chronicles of the Canongate by Walter Scott [1827]

Adieu!” She took her father’s arm, and they were about to retire, when M. de Sairmeuse hastily threw himself between them and the door. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Rudyard Kipling Hushing the matter before it was known,  They returned to our fathers afar, And hastily set Him afresh on His throne  Because he had won us the war. The Five Nations by Rudyard Kipling [1903]

G. K. Chesterton His first impulse is to say, hastily and too crudely, that he was NOT going to the Fevershams’. The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Henry James Mrs. Light hastily approached, leading, rather than led by, a tall, slim young man, of an unmistakably Southern physiognomy. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

And little they mourned when they had hastily haled it out, dear-bought treasure! The dragon they cast, the worm, o’er the wall for the wave to take, and surges swallowed that shepherd of gems. Beowulf by translated by Francis Gummere

George Meredith And, oh! you know something you said about Drummond Forth.’ ‘Now, shall I tell upon you?’ said Rose. ‘No, don’t!’ hastily replied the little woman, blushing. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Mary Webb Mr. James was there, and several of the congregation, and Martha, with her best dress hastily donned over her print, and a hat of which her brother said ‘it ‘ud draw tears from an egg. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

William Morris Meanwhile she went to Ralph and stood by him, who now began to stir again; and she knelt down by him and kissed his face gently, and rose up hastily and stood a little aloof again. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

George Meredith Her eyes were bent on a particular box, across which a curtain was hastily being drawn. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

George Meredith Nor let the philosopher venture hastily to despise them as pipers to dilettante life. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Maria Edgeworth She hastily added an order for the brooch, finished the letter, and despatched it. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

Maria Edgeworth The external polish, which Ormond now admired, was very different from that varnish which often is hastily applied to hide imperfections. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

Edith Wharton A tallow dip threw its flare on the abate’s big aquiline face as he sat opposite Odo, gulping the hastily prepared frittura and the thick purple wine in its wicker flask. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Thomas Hardy When, accordingly, Sue came into the dormitory to hastily tidy herself, looking flushed and tired, she went to her cubicle in silence, none of them coming out to greet her or to make inquiry. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Arthur Morrison Greer hastily scanned the sheets, and his dirty face grew longer and his squint intensified as he turned over the second sheet, found nothing behind it, and stuffed the papers back in his pocket. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Frances Hodgson Burnett Even to her who so well knew him it was a singular thing to see him hastily set down the picture and touch his forehead with his handkerchief. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]